Dr. Ricky Swanepoel

Chief Technologist, Engineering
Eskom Holdings (Pty) Ltd


Dr. Ricky Swanepoel recently completed her Ph.D: Development and Management Engineering at the North West University. As a Chief Technologist in Eskom Holdings, and a career of 27 years in various engineering and managerial roles across the power generation value chain, she specialises in integrated engineering information management systems and is extensively involved with Design Basis data and information backfit on a number of power stations. She has received numerous international and national awards recognising her expertise, most notably the International Bentley BE Award for Innovation in Power Generation (2013). She developed the IPI-BIM Framework as part of her doctoral studies as enabler for business improvement initiatives. This Framework has already generated international interest and she is currently collaborating with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Austria, having presented her research as a case study to IAEA Member States on how it can assist in improving efficient Design Base and Requirements management throughout the life cycle of a Nuclear facility.


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